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I'm so glad you're here! Follow along as I share trips and travel tips while balancing a corporate career.

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This weekend, I had exactly 36 hours to soak up Erie, Pennsylvania, a charming city with lush greenery, mild summer temps and lots of outdoor activities. And, apparently one of the U.S.’ snowiest cities, clocking nearly 200 inches during the 2017-2018 winter season. Good thing I visited in the summer! One of my favorite ways […]


Contrary to popular belief, not all of Texas is flat. Enter: Texas Hill Country. Whether you want to connect with nature or enjoy wineries, there’s something for everyone in this large region that sprawls across western/central Texas. Dripping Springs, a short 30-minute drive west of Austin, is perfect for a weekend getaway — especially when […]


If you’re like I was, you’re not quite sure what to expect when you visit Juneau. Wondering how to avoid crowds or what to pack? What about where to stay or what to do if you come across a bear? These 8 tips will help! Cut down on cruise ship crowds Juneau is a hot […]


Glaciers. Hiking. Kayaking. Bears. Whales. Sled dogs. Fresh fish. Gorgeous views.  These are the things I experienced in Alaska without a cruise – and you can, too! People generally tell you that a cruise is the best way to visit Alaska. Naturally, when I was planning my own trip, that’s where I started. But none of […]

When it comes to vacations, I like to plan — probably more than the average person. The way I look at it, I’m spending hard earned money and vacation days, so I better get the most out of the trip and experience everything a city can offer. Regardless of how much you plan — or […]

It seems like my bucket list of places to visit grows as my paid time off dwindles. But, if you’re strategic about your vacation days, you might be able to take another trip or two during the year. Here are my 8 tips for getting the most out of paid vacation days: Flex work: Schedule your […]

This is my last post about Guatemala. Check out my other posts for tips about Tikal, Yaxha and more! Canopy bridges, zip lining, hiking and horseback riding — there’s something for everyone at Ixpanpajul Nature Park in Flores, Peten, Guatemala. Plus, round trip transportation is included in the park’s fees! We opted for the canopy […]